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A documentarian attempts a film about flowers in spite of a sudden zombie uprising. A festival favorite, we want to release this feature on DVD.

In 2007, a group of aspiring filmmakers collaborated to make a feature film called "Pushin' Up Daisies". While not a zombie movie per se, the movie certainly has zombies in it. It also has clever writing, brilliant performances, gut-busting laughs, and most of all, heart. Also zombies.

Exhausted and penniless, Writer/Director/Producer/Editor Patrick Franklin spent the next eighteen months cutting and re-cutting the film in his one-room Baltimore apartment, finding the time between dishwashing shifts and his construction day job. A nearly-finished film emerged in late 2009, and Patrick and co-producer Andy Rusk began submitting 'Daisies to film festivals. To date, it has been accepted to six, including the Atlanta Film Festival, Dragon*Con, and the SoCal Film Festival. Our little movie has received a great welcome so far, from movie-lovers and zombie-movie-lovers and movies-that-just-so-happen-to-have-zombies-in-it-lovers alike, many of whom immediately asked, "How can I get a DVD?"

So here we are to answer that question: In the great tradition of DIY filmmaking, we wish to make our film available on DVD, both to sell at festivals and online, and to give to famous people we might meet in elevators, including but not limited to George Clooney, Drew Barrymore, Tom Savini, Edward Norton, Mr. T, Michael Phelps, Chad McQueen, Don Swayze, Mike Norris, and/or Soulja Boy. Unfortunately, our coffers are dry, and "authoring" a quality DVD costs a pretty penny. Our Kickstarter goal will fund the design, production, and replication of a limited run of discs. We will also be able to produce a small lot of genuine theatrical posters, both to give away as booty (in the pirate sense) and to use in our unending PR campaign, spearheaded by the film's official website.

We need your help. But give and ye shall also receive. We have lots of great rewards for your contributions. Those of you who contribute at the basic level will become the first owners of an official "Pushin' Up Daisies" DVD. We think it will make a great addition to that perfectly organized DVD collection of yours, sitting proudly on your birch veneer IKEA media shelf next to the likes of "Pulp Fiction", "Putney Swope", and "Puppet Master 3: Toulon's Revenge". But, don't just take our word for it: You can come see the film for yourself at any of our upcoming festival screenings or just take a look at what critic Andrew Shearer had to say about it.

Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter page! If you find our cause a worthy one, please help us spread the word.

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    This option is for buying multiple DVD's in lieu of the other rewards. Just pledge an amount based on the number of DVD's you want and select $30 as your reward. If you pledge $30, you receive two DVD's, $45, receive three DVD's, and so on. REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT YOU PLEDGE (UP TO $139 THAT IS) MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THIS $30 OPTION IF YOU WANT MULTIPLE DVD'S IN LIEU OF THE OTHER REWARDS. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE OTHER REWARDS INDICATE "ALL OF THE ABOVE", THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THIS BULK PURCHASE OF DVD'S. With this option, the DVD's are $15 per DVD up to a total of nine DVD's for $135. There are discounts for quantities over ten and twenty. More on that below.

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    If you choose to buy multiple DVD's in lieu of the other rewards and purchase a quantity of ten or more, you will be able to purchase the DVD's at the discounted price of $14 per DVD. Just pledge an amount based on the number of DVD's you want at $14 per DVD and select this option as your reward. REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT YOU PLEDGE (BETWEEN $140 AND $239 THAT IS), MAKE SURE YOU STILL SELECT THIS $140 OPTION AS YOUR REWARD IF YOU WANT MULTIPLE DVD'S IN LIEU OF THE OTHER REWARDS. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE OTHER REWARDS INDICATE "ALL OF THE ABOVE", THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THIS BULK PURCHASE OF DVD'S. This pledge starts at $140 for ten DVD's up to a total of nineteen DVD's for $266. Keep in mind there is an even greater discount for quantities of twenty or more. More on that below.

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    Alright. If autographs and custom artwork didn't make us look ego-maniacal enough, this one surely will do the trick. But hey, if you're crazy enough to go for it, we fully support you. How about a private theatrical screening of the film at the Cine arthouse movie theatre in Athens, GA, just for you and your friends? Can't beat the big screen HD presentation. Plus, keeping it private allows you to shout witty comments without rebuke. There's a bar too, but you're on your own with the drinks. This pledge includes all previously mentioned rewards. Check out Cine at www.athenscine.com.

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